Do you get discouraged if you don’t succeed? If so, you’re not alone. The trick is not to give up.
Fourteen-year-old Dev Shah knows all about perseverance. The first time he competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee he came in 51st place. Last year, he didn’t even make it into the competition. But this year? He was crowned the national champion. After his earlier losses, the victory taught him an important lesson.
“It gave me the reassurance that I should never give up, no matter what,” he told The New York Times.
So, the next time something doesn’t go your way, remember that you haven’t failed. You’ve taken a step toward success!